Guide: How to cite a Book in JAPAN style

Guide: How to cite a Book in JAPAN style

Cite A Book in JAPAN style

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Use the following template to cite a book using the JAPAN citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the JAPAN style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, A., Year Published: Title. Publisher, City, p. Pages Used.


Mukerji, C.Schudson, M., 1991: Rethinking popular culture. University of California Press, Berkeley, p. 399.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Cited by Liu, Q. and McCormick, B. (2011). The Media and the Public Sphere in Contemporary China. boundary 2, 38(1), pg.112. (Mukerji et al., 1991)

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